Build your own cloud camera with a Raspberry PI

This article explains how to build your own online cloud motiondetection and objectdetection camera from a Raspberry PI.
The complete configuration is done trough your webbrowser. After these instructions you'll be able to manage your camera from

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  • You will need the following:
    • Raspberry PI
      This article was tested on: Raspberry PI3, Raspberry Zero W 1.1, Raspberry zero 1.3 with Ethernet USB, Raspberry PI2
    • USB camera or Raspberry CSI Camera
    • Micro-SD card (4GB or more, class 10)
    • Micro-USB power
    • Download system image.
    • Optional:
      • Extra ethernet/Wifi USB or ethernet cable
      • Raspberry PI case

Instructions to burn Micro-SD card:

  • Burn your Micro-SD card image:
    • Install to write the image to your micro-SD card
    • Download our Raspberry image.
    • Connect an SD card reader with the SD card inside.
    • Open Etcher and select '' from your hard drive.
    • Select the SD card you wish to write your image to.
    • Click 'Flash!' to begin writing data to the SD card.

Instructions to build your camera:

  • Build your Raspberry PI cloud camera:
    • Insert the SD-card into your Raspberry pi board.
    • Connect your Camera with the CSI port on the Raspberry
    • Place your Raspberry pi into it's casing and close
    • Connect your USB Camera to the USB port of your Raspberry Pi

Instructions to configure your camera:

  • Power your Raspberry surveillance cloud camera:
    • First boot may take up to 5 minutes on the Raspberry Pi Zero, wait while the system installs itself.
    • Connect to the newly created Wifi accesspoint  "motioncam" and password "motiondetection" with your smartphone.
    • Surf to webpage and login with your login + uploadKey (Defaults: uploadUser: [empty] Password: motiondetection)
      • Set your camera network hostname
      • Set your Login + uploadKey
      • Connect your camera to your network:
        • Select your WIFI access point:
          • Choose your Wifi SSID
          • Set your WIFI password
      • Check "Reboot & apply configuration" & click "Save"

Your camera is ready:

  • Your camera is now ready to manage from
    • Watch & download your uploaded motions.
    • Reboot, shutdown, update/upgrade your camera.
    • Change cameras settings: resolution,name,detection speed, notification emails,...
    • Install object-detection. (Detect persons, vehicles, animals,... )
    • ...



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